Overview

2020 is the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War Two (WWII). Two projects will encourage people to remember the service and sacrifices made by WWII veterans and recognise this important anniversary.

WWII Sites of Significance

We are identifying Victorian sites that were utilised during WWII as part of the war effort. These stories may be shared, and could possibly be highlighted during a WWII Open Day planned for Saturday 15 August. This is Victory in the Pacific Day (VP) Day - the anniversary date of when the war in the Pacific was declared over.

WWII Stories

We are also keen to capture local recollections of WWII, especially the lesser known or untold stories regarding the impact of the war on the home-front. These stories may be shared with others to encourage people to remember the service and sacrifices made by WWII veterans.

If you have parents, grandparents, friends or neighbours who have survived WWII and are willing to share what happened in their community - we would love to hear from you. Or if you are an historian or have a passion for WWII history, please share your stories.

We are keen to hear about the changes to your family or local community in terms of how people lived, worked and interacted with visiting personnel.

To provide your local sites and stories, please complete the survey below and pin a site to the map below.

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Privacy Collection Notice

Veterans Branch (the Department of Premier and Cabinet) is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws. The information you provide may be used to inform and promote the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War Two and will be made available to Heritage Victoria and Open House Melbourne who are our key partners for this project. Your contact details may be used by the department or its contracted service providers under confidentiality agreements to survey you about your experience with the department. You may access the information you have provided to the department by contacting Veterans Branch via email veterans@dpc.vic.gov.au